The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Migrant Farm Workers’ Plight Can No Longer be Ignored

The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series   A third migrant worker’s death in Ontario only highlights long-standing injustices in the agricultural programs that bring these workers to Canada  Written by Stella-Luna Ha  ‘Migrant Workers’ may be a term that hardly rings a bell for many Canadians when they think about the local food system. This has changed recently though given that they are now in the spotlight as, for example, migrant workers were reported as representing 80 out of 404Continue reading “The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Migrant Farm Workers’ Plight Can No Longer be Ignored”

The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Why are they calling us ‘Heroes’? by Stella-Luna Ha

From being labelled ‘heroes’ and ‘essential workers’ to losing pay premiums in the midst of a crisis: What happens to frontline food workers when the pandemic is over?  I recently came across an article published in The Atlantic which has been on my mind. It voices the frustration of a frontline grocery store worker who is tired of being called a ‘hero’. The article’s title, Calling Me a Hero Only Makes You Feel Better, strongly suggests that frontline workers, even as they are hailed as heroes, struggle with the challenge of making a living wage, andContinue reading “The 60 Seconds Impromptu Series: Why are they calling us ‘Heroes’? by Stella-Luna Ha”